The Pacific Story was broadcast on NBC at 11:30pm, with the first broadcast on July 11, 1943.
The series lasted 184 weeks with two weeks pre-empted and ended on January 26, 1947. It was considered a documentary.
The premise of the show was that with Europe in ruins, the Pacific might emerge as the center of political and social change in the world, and people should know something about it.
The series touched on every nation around the Pacific rim and told of their importance in the years to come when the war ended.
It was narrated by Gayne Williams and featured such authorities on Pacific affairs as Henry Luce and Pearl S. Buck.
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December 10, 2015 Subject:
History at it;s best.
as told from the 1940;s was stand point
The Razor Tojo
(how long can he keep this up)
To Japaneses opium
as the Chinese Captain says
I would recommend this series to anyone.
January 2, 2008 Subject:
Just wondering on these about the license 3.0 about non-commercial etc. arent these public domain works? In order to qualify for new copyright there has to be substantial new material created. I just dont know why people continue to try and claim copyright on public domain materials even if it has been reencoded etc. It just doesnt qualify and further confuses the public domain copyright issues. These recordings have been floating around for quite some time and I dont think some Group can then state what people can or can not do with them. And for all those who want to give me flack about this, pleae brush up on your copyright law and specifically the courts rulings on copies of public domain materials first before you start bashing me.
September 30, 2007 Subject:
It's history, as told in schools years ago, a documentary of Asia
This is an excellent documentary-type series, providing insights into the Asia of pre-WWII and during the war. Excellent writing of (what was then perceived as being accurate - and for the most part, still is), excellent narration. Well worth downloading and listening to, and it doesn't matter which episode you choose to listen to; they stand alone, and stand alone well.
Note: Missing in the singles list are the latter episodes (the last episode is number 184. Episodes 127 through 156 can't be downloaded from the certified list (the zip file) as the zip file is, apparently, corrupt.
September 9, 2007 Subject:
This Is an OTRR Singles Page